Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Net Worth & More

Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan is an Indian space scientist and the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). Earlier he was the director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) in Kerala state. He worked for many successful missions as a leader, but he came in the spotlight because of the mission Chandryaan 2, which is launched on 24 July 2019 by ISRO.

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Wiki/Profile

Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan was born on 14 April 1957 in Mela Sarakkalvilai, Tamil Nadu, India. His parents are Kailasa Vadivu and mother Chellam. Currently, he lives in Bengaluru city with his wife and children. He studied in a Tamil medium Government school in Mela Sarakkalvilai Village and later in Vallankumaranvilai,  Kanyakumari.

Later he did a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in 1980. Then he did a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1982. Then he did a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2006. 


Full Name Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Nickname K. Sivan
Occupation/Profession Indian Space Scientist
Famous For/As for The Mission Chandrayaan 2

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Biography/Personal Life Information

Date of Birth 14 April 1957
Age (as in 2019) 62 years
Birthplace Mela Sarakkalvilai, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Mela Sarakkalvilai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian
Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign Arise
Religion Hindu

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Height, Weight, Body Measurements / Physical Stats

Height (approximate) in Feet-Inches – 5’9”
Weight (approximate) in Kilograms – 73 Kg
Body Measurements 32 – 28 – 12 Inches
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
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Kailasavadivoo Sivan Family Members Information

Father Kailasa Vadivu Sivan (Farmer)
Mother Chellama Sivan
Brother Name Not Known
Sister Not Known

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Marital Status, Wife & Children

Marital Status Married
Wife Malathi Sivan
Son Siddharth and Sushant Sivan
Daughter None

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Net Worth & Salary Information

Net Worth  ₹ 55 lakhs
Salary / Income  ₹ 2 lakhs

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Some Interesting Facts & Information of Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Dr. K. Sivan has started his career as a scientist after completing his master degree in aerospace engineering. He started working in ISRO from 1982 and participated in the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Project.

Sivan worked on the design and development of launch vehicles for ISRO. On 2 July 2014, He was appointed as the director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, and he became the Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC) on 1 June 2015.

Later he was appointed the chief of ISRO in January 2018, and he joined office on 15 January.

Dr. K. Sivan is the son of a farmer and a first graduate from his family.

Dr. K. Sivan has worked as a leader and director in 95% successful missions and projects. But he felt very dejected and cheerless when the Vikram Lander lost its connection on the moon surface with ISRO on 7 September 2019. The Lander of Chandrayaan 2 is named “Vikram.”

Dr. K. Sivan is also a partner of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Aeronautical Society of India and the Systems Society of India.

Dr. Sivan loves to read books. He authored a book named Integrated Design for Space Transportation System.

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His favorite foods are Dosa, Vada, and Sambar.

As an Indian Scientist Dr. K. Sivan won many awards including “Shri Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research award” (1999), ISRO merit award (2007), Dr. Biren Roy Space Science award (2011), Distinguished Alumnus Award (2013) from Chennai, Distinguished Alumnus Award (2018) from Bengaluru and  Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award (2019) by Tamil Nadu government.

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